Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

129 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Diagnosed with acute hepatitis b. Will this cause any change in menstrual cycle?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ram Choudhary

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 2272 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Question: Hi I was diagnosed with acute hepatitis b last month.Is having that can cause changes in my menstrual cycle???
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 15 minutes later
Hi,
welcome to healthcare magic.
Hepatitis b is a viral disease which affects the liver and can cause liver failure when very severe and can cause failure of calculation and hence increased bleeding. It impairs metabolism of estrogen so irregularity of cycle as well. But if your liver function tests are okay then it is not a cause for irregular menses.
You should visit your gynecologist in that case.
I hope the advise would be helpful for you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Ram Choudhary 8 minutes later
My liver function is not back to normal as far as I know. My period is a week late and pregnancy test is negative
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 14 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX,
Welcome back to Healthcare Magic Physician's Desk!
If your liver function is deranged then you should undergo an ultrasound whole abdomen to check the liver and also get the serum levels of albumin and get PT test. Consult a gastroenterologist of your locality because acute hepatitis B with significant activity should be treated with antiviral medication. Your menses may be delayed due to this but I would suggest you to get serum beta-hCG levels also which are more sensitive.
Wish you a great health!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Liver

doctor1 MD

my husband was diagnosed with hemochromotosis in June 2013, after 8 hospital stays and numerous test he now has liver failure, diabetes and stage D heart failure. His EF rate was betweeen 5-10% now at 20% according to latest Echo, but he can barely walk or talk without being winded. He is on the liver and transplant list as a 1B waiting at home on dobutomine, how long can one stay on the drug without damage to organs? The dr wants to do a right heart cath to measure pressures now sure why...thanks

doctor1 MD

good morning, I am 54 and have crohns disease, just 2 days ago my brother who is 39 has also been diagnosed with crohns disease, my other brother who is 51, had a operation on his liver to remove/drain away an abcess, he was in hospital for a week and told to stay off work for 3 months, is this a sign of crohns disease

doctor1 MD

Dr. sandeep lakhtakia in hyderbad
sir, i have liver desease since last two and half years, i am taking medicine1. alcolive bd 2. ursocol 300 bd 3. amlicure bd also mild diffuse fatty liver due alcohal, i came from channai last knight thru bus and having rear pain just right to 3rd to 4th rib in the back, i have a dought is there any further detoriation in my liver, though the blood result is ok except total billirium is 1.6 mg/dl also i want to visit u pl. tell me the time when i should meet u.
Dr. S pal has advise me.
ss verma, begumpet airport

doctor1 MD

I have been having symptoms that no one can diagnose for about two years. Assuming no rare disease, and no microbes or parisites, i believe 99.99 of all of my symptoms are related to my vagus nerve and digestive system as a whole!Now with that being said about on oct 14th i went out for some beers to watch a football game. I hardly ever drink though!!!!That night and next day i had all over body itching and have had it ever since!!About two days earlier my throat was hurting and i remember two days before that my teacher told me she was sick!!I have had the sore throat ever since then(about seven weeks), then out of nowhere on about NOV 8th my joints and muscles and bones have become very tender and ache, in particular my hands and wrists and knees and hips.!!!I have a high GGT liver enzyme with all other liver numbers normal, Low vitamin D in the past and now i found out that my Autonuclear test was positive when i asked to be tested for lupus!!!They did other autoimmune tests and they were normal!!!Never had any throat cultures done!!My doctor thinks that my throat hurts because of heartburn at night!!I am very concerned about the joint pain and the sore throat and NON stop itching that is NOW waking me up at night as of last night!!PLEASE HELP as the Veterans ADMIN sucks!!!!!

doctor1 MD

I HAVE TINGLING PAIN IN MY RIGHT SIDE BELOW THE RIB CAGE . BUT ONLY WHEN I SIT IT GOING COMPLETELY AWAY WHEN I LAY DOWN?

doctor1 MD

I have been taking atorvastatin 40 mg for 4 months - through carotid endarterectomy surgery - with horrible subjective side effects which, objectively, include very low hematocrit of 32.9% and other low red blood cell counts. Primary Care...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, I am xxxxxxx XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX Age 38 years. Last month i have got my LFT done where SGPT was 132 and SGOT was 82 because i consume liquor on a regular basis thats why got those test done; but all of sudden i realized that last week...